• Touring Comforts Make for Safer Riding

    A couple of months ago, I shared some tips that several of my Motor Maid sisters feel are important for safe riding.  Along with safety, we can learn a lot about touring from this group of ladies.  In July, the Motor Maids…

  • Top 10 for Safe Riding

    You may have noticed signs the past few months on our roadways urging motorists to “look twice and save a life”.  Even though May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month urging all drivers to look twice for us, every month should…

  • Counting Sheep

    Route 133 between Damascus, VA and Shady Valley, TN wonders side by side with mountain streams and passes through a very unique tunnel called Back Bone Rock.  Offering turns and twists, this roadway is frequently visited by motorcyclists and enjoyed by…

  • See Me, See Me Not

    Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, the weather is warming up and more motorcyclists are venturing out onto the roadways.  Sadly, there has already been one local motorcycle fatality in our area. Reading about this in the…

  • Motorcycle Fatalities in Tennessee

    January found me at Montgomery Belle State Park for our annual Motorcycle Rider Education Program coach recertification.  On this gloomy, cold Saturday morning I sat in a room with other Tennessee motorcycle safety coaches disheartened to hear that fatal motorcycle crashes…

  • Welcoming the New Year and more women motorcycle riders

    If you’ve been noticing motorcycle riders the last few years, you have probably seen more women riding.  What a wonderful thing!  I consider myself to be one of the truly blessed women whose father gave her a motorcycle at a very early…

  • Do you hear what I hear?

    As we ride into 2019 looking forward to new adventures and roads to travel, keep safe riding on your list of New Year’s resolutions.  Let’s start our new year with personal safety and review our safety gear.  If you ask any rider…

  • "Do you ride that by yourself?"

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    It’s The Little Things

    This spring, I was attracted to a beautiful touring bike. I always enjoy slowly strolling down the rows of bikes at a dealership watching the chrome sparkle from lights and reflect colors from people’s clothing as they walk by. It…

  • Now Entering Stormville

    I receive many texts and emails from friends and students on all sorts of motorcycle related topics. Some are fun, like a recent text with a photo showing a small group of my students in front of the DMV with…

  • Baby it’s HOT outside!

    We all welcome warmer riding weather in the spring and expect hot riding weather in the summer. Don’t be so excited to get your wheels rolling that you forget to prepare for the heat. Last summer, I was returning from…